some people just dont know why after 10 years of learning they
still cant speak like a 10 year old native speaker. the only
reason or difference is that while you are "learning" english,
a native kid is "using" english.
a book just wont get you anywhere, but without a good book,
you cant go far either. so here is my idea, use the language
first, read when there is something you dont understand, but
before you go through this reading process, do ask a native
for help first.
i spent 3 years on this and it definitely worked. i hope
newbies could do like i did, but one thing for sure, you will
never be as good at this as you wanna be, and this feeling will
either get you motivated or bored, if you can manage well, you
will see the big picture.
here is a website where you can meet a lot of native people,
www.facethejury.com , there is a forum which can be accessed
for free if you register, you can chat with native people on
that forum in real time, its much better than having a teacher
right? well, at least i think so.
you know, i avoid the chance to talk with non native speakers,
because i might learn from them, and they might become some
kind of habbit to me, which tells you not to use english with
your own kind, cause if you do it will not do you any good.
mistakes can happen, but make sure they dont come out all the
time, cause if they do your brain will register them and it
will be hard for you to correct later on.
dont you ever think going abroad to learn english is much better
than doing it in your own country and dont forget who you are, because if you forget who you really are, no one else would
remember that for you, and if you think going abroad can learn
the real thing, to some point you are right, but for most of
you, its a big mistake, who told you native speakers can accept
you as their friend when you still need to learn english? if
you cant talk fluently with them they will get bored.
dont argue, if a native spearker says "hey whats up", you just
need to accept the fact that they dont use "hello how are you",
just register that piece in your mind and use it the next time
you see someone you know, "habbitize" yourself. "ima tell you
like dis," grammar rules dont work very well in real conversations
if you see what i mean.
"is" and "are", you dont know how to use them? maybe a native
speaker doesnt know that either but they do know how to use
them in a "right" kind of way. "who you think you is?" does
this one sound right to you? cause it does sound right for a
native. whatever a native says, its right, if you follow,
you will become more like them.
alright, im sick of this long ass sh*t, enough for you to
get my point...(or maybe i need to write more?)